The Charles Winch Collection
Displayed at New Orleans Botanical Garden
Text by Charles Winch's daughters
Noelene Pullen & Margaret Edwards
Images by Kit Knotts - Click to enlarge
Winner of the 2005 IWGS Competition for New
Waterlilies, 'Blue Aster' epitomizes Dad's goals in hybridizing.
It is an unusually deep bluish purple with many extra petals
and stamens. Pads are splashed with deep purple; it is a medium
to large plant.